Learn what expenses make up a budget in financial aid
The cost of attendance or budget in a financial aid award is made up of five expenses: average tuition and fees, average books and supplies, allowances for room and board, transportation and personal and miscellaneous.
One way that students can save money on tuition costs over their college careers is to add an additional class beyond 12 credits. There is a substantial discount beginning at the 13th credit. Review the Know Your Costs page for additional information.
Several of the components remain the same for every full-time student:
- Books and supplies: $ 1,300
- Transportation: $1,764
- Personal and miscellaneous $1,600
Room and board are modest allowances for students who live at home or off-campus.
- At Home $2,016
- Off-Campus $8,064
University of Michigan-Dearborn Tuition and Fee Assessment Flyers
|Quick View of Average Costs for the Academic Year|
|View the Freshman/Sophomore Total Budget|
|College of Arts, Sciences, Letters||$18,547||$30,482|
|College of Arts, Sciences, Letters||$24,595||$36,530|
|View the Junior/Senior Total Budget|
|Graduate Average Costs|
|College of Arts,Sciences, Letters||$20,232||$26,268|
|View the Graduate Total Budget|